WorldFish working together with the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies has exposed evidence of aquaculture's link to poverty reduction in a new report. Data gathered over a ten-year period provides important evidence for the need to invest in the sector as a way to alleviate global poverty and hunger.
Popular opinion suggests today that we have reached the limits of what the ocean can provide, yet the available evidence doesn’t support this conclusion — getting more fish from the sea will be challenging, but it can be done.
The Philippines is particularly vulnerable to climate change, as its extensive coastline is a key environmental and economic resource. Conserving ecosystems and protecting livelihoods depends to a large extent on stakeholders’ ability to predict the impact of climate change and on communities’ capacity to adapt. This study is an effort to better understand the risks associated with climate change, and assess adaptation and policy options to address these risks more effectively.
Presented by Mr Wayne Rogers, WorldFish HQ, Penang, Malaysia, 23rd July 2014. New WorldFish research suggests investment in small aquaculture enterprises can create significant positive social, environmental and economic impact.